Start Date: December 11, 2020, 4:00 pm
End Date: December 17, 2020, 11:00 pm
2019 / Running Time: 98 minutes / Country: Italy / Language: Italian with English subtitles
Valerio’s life, a charming 30-year-old affected by bipolar disturbance, gets a positive surge when he meets Carla, an older woman who manifests the first symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. Two complex souls that find into an unexpected friendship the strength to confront themselves with their past. They meet at the end of summer when both have to deal with the ghosts from the past and the fear of the future, discovering mutual secrets that definitively question their already a difficult relationship with the surrounding world.
Running Time: 100 minutes / Country: Italy & UK / Language: Italian with English subtitle
Riffing nimbly on Pasolini’s Arabian Nights, Mohsen Makhmalbaf startles and stuns with his Italian debut. Our protagonist is Claudia (Ylenia Galtieri), an unemployed single mother who gets caught in a maelstrom of whimsy and discontent as she searches for work in Southern Italy. But when this flat-broke twenty-something gets word of a potential acting gig with some local big wigs, things seem to finally be going her way – if only these supposedly wealthy producers weren’t just two opportunists motivated by evidently salacious intentions…